Coin Specifications

Category: Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,200,000
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.29 (5/26/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1959 50C MS obverse 1959 50C MS reverse


  
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1959 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.80 10.85 10.90 10.95 11.15 11.60 11.85 14.00 16.00 17.50 20.00 22.00 23.00 28.00 75.00 485 3500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 24.00 32.00 120 850 - -
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 22.00 23.00 24.00 37.00 80.00 215 1900 9000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 25.00 40.00 90.00 400 7000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5077
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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5/8/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 86, 91/Lot# 802 $75.90
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2266 $3,240.00
1/11/2009 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69013, 69013/Lot# 63549 $54.00
4/19/2010 NGC MS 64   Full Bell Lines Teletrade Auction 2840, 2840/Lot# 1837 $29.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Full Bell Lines Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1846 $2,115.00
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 126564 $80.30
9/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bell Lines GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 135206 $127.72


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37414141414141454554637281899411528811173238544871079113
384141414141424548576675849110117356418243975600177760
000000424548576675849110117356418243975600100
000000444551606978869210823084125314711655400
1959 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455050597281899810212731112064271566573719430
424545454545475053637584929911018860922284736623480570
000000475053637584929911018860922284736623400
0000004850566878869510111925090832495200680200
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414545454545455050597289949815130465324014935596677369868
42454545454547505363789195116202420123632465279655684470
00000047505363789195116202420123632465279655600
00000048505668839297133253537181840905622714600
1959 50C MS Full Bell Lines, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455050505050505454678198102106167330701251951376198801710204
475050505050515458728799103126221454130733925491680487460
000000515458728799103126221454130733925491680400
0000005354637692101105147276577191342645844741100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3238
Owner: Ken Mercer
 
Grade: MS 66 FBL
Points: 2401
Owner: DRB59
 
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